I have some pet peeves when it comes to books. Some of these are deal breakers for sure. Here is my list of things I hate to see in books:
- Bad grammar. I know, no one is perfect. But, if a book misuses accept/except, their/they’re/there, your/you’re, or other homonyms I cringe. It physically pains me. I think it’s the teacher in me. If its just one slip, I usually can let it go, but I am on red alert after that one slip and if there is more….I’m DNFing that book. I can’t help it. Also, overuse of commas physically pains me.
- “Daddy”. Eww Eww Eww. I cannot stand when a heroine calls the hero daddy. Seriously, it creeps me out to no end and I will instantly DNF a book for even ONE use of the pet name.
- Killing of main characters. Look, I am all for a writers process and how creativity drives the written word, blah blah blah. But, there is NO NEED to drag your readers through 4 books and then kill off a main character (I’m looking at you Veronica Roth)
Let’s vote! Do any of these make your top pet peeves? Share some of your bookish irritants!